The PSE outage line reports 700,000 estimated without power in their service area, and days if not a week to restore power to everyone.
… but, you know, at least that power generator you bought for Y2K is useful now … as long as your gas supply holds out. Get your syphon ready to pull gas out of your car’s tank!
- I can’t go to the bathroom without a candle. Stupid design!
- It took me 1/2 hour to get candles and search my old equipment for a phone that actually works without power.
- My nifty camp stove that burns twigs, but requires a 9v battery seems a little oxymoronic to me now.
- I have way more candles in this house than I realized.
And, best of all, the 3-4 hour battery life of this laptop I use … while awesome that it’s got a battery so I can use it at all … is really short when there’s no power main to plug into. Which is just insane that my computer is my main priority … you know, at least, until I get hungry and realize I can’t cook anything … Wait. What?